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Save the…Sharks!?

APRIL 12, 2019

Dr. Greg Stunz

Professor, Marine Biology
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi



What is the talk about?

“We have been hating sharks on general principles for centuries … now it is high time that they should pay up.”  This was a 1928 invitation to harvest sharks in Scientific Monthly (now Science). This mentality has been accepted by generations of fishermen and fishery managers. However, modern science shows many of the world’s shark stocks have decreased to unprecedented levels, placing ocean ecosystems in peril. Through his research and interactions with sharks, Dr. Stunz will share the history and current status of their declines, and their future along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

About our presenter

Dr. Greg Stunz

Dr. Greg Stunz

Dr. Stunz is a Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Stunz's interest is in a healthy Gulf of Mexico. He investigates how human activities impact the habitat and health of sharks and other fishes. He uses the powerful tool of satellite telemetry to track movement patterns and lifestyles of these amazing creatures.